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U. D. C. Department-Louisiana Division
The following letter which explains itself was sent out by the directors to every chapter in the state. Baton Rouge, La., Mar. 27, '22. Let another truth be scattered by the U. D. C. as portrayed on the pages of the little book, "Southern Women in War Times," which is a valuable addition to our educational propagan da. You are perhaps aware that the dis tribution of this book is being h-ndlved by the U. D. C., the President Gene ral, Mrs. L. R. Schuyler, of New York, having appointed me as director of our state. For greatest di4tribu tion in 1922 there is a IDivision prize, last year it was a $100.00 de luxe copy of the book and besides this, there is a special Chapter prize. I am asked tofind out if each chap ter will order at least ten copies and try to sell them to members or friends of libraries. Send direct to publishers Norman and Pemington Co., 849 Park avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, and when ordering ten or more copies at one time, the book may be obtained at $1.75 and you sell the book for not less than $2.00 and not more than $2.50. I have no instructions as to what to do with the difference but will write to find out and let you know, perhaps in New Orleans at the State convention, if not before. Also a request is being made at this time for books to' be given through the U. D. C. to the Bodleian Library, Oxford, England, with Miss Elizabeth H. Hanna, general Chair- I man, who has sent copies of the Con federate Veteran, etc., which were l acknowledged with gratitude by the Bodleian Librarian of that University. Senator Hoke Smith at Washington, d D. C., is assisting in the transporta tion of gifts, I am herewith attach- 2 Ing list of books wanted for Bodleian library. Please, Madam President, ask your chapters to help in this worth while and interesting work. Place a com mittee in charge and send its per- v sonnel to me, won't you? d Accept good wishes for yourself and p chapter and my sincere thanks. Faithfully yours, in U. D. C., x Mrs. L. U. BABIN, Director. a 05 'r s General Order, U. D. C. h Mrs. W. C. N. Merchant, chairman t on Education, General Order U. D. C., reports 68 scholarships valued at $111i8 fot the lineal descendants of Conf derate veterans. The iitteest on the "War Hero Fund" of $50,000,I will be available Sept. 1922 for the use of boys who were in the active service of the U. S. government dur Ing the period of the war. To other men and women loans, without in terest, payable within 10 years, will be made. State Educational News, U. D. C. No work of the Louisiana Division shows more good accomplished than E that of the Educational Committee, of which Mrs. Florence C. Tompkins i is the chairman. Six years ago Lou- 6 lana stood No. 17 on the Honor Roll of the 35 states which constitute the General Order. Today she has the , proud distinction of standing fourth i on the Honor Roll with an accredited ( yearly value of $4757 in scholarships. A full list of the available scholar- ) ships in the General Order and the g State will soon be published for the i benefit of applicants for 1922-1923. Peace Essay Contest. Memorial Mrs. John C. Brown. Subject, "Peace." RULES. 1-Amount of prize, $100. 2-Only pupjls in last year of high , school and preparatory for college ( schools are eligible to compete for , prize. 3-Papers must be type-written, ? double spaced on best quality of I typewriting paper. Sheets must be ) put together between heavy paper 4 commonly used for covers to type- ) written paprers, and caught together 4 at side so as to open like the ordinary i pamphlet. 4-Length of paper, about 2000 a words, not over. 5-Bibliography must be attached f at close of paper. B-.Two copies of paper must be I sent; these may be carbon, if DIS- a TINCT, and need not be bound. c 7-All papers must be sent to the t state chairman, Mrs. F. C. Tompkins, y 2831 Prytania St., New Orleans, not g later than June 1, 1922. They will be 1, passed upon by a competent commit- n teo of educators. Papers receiving d best mark will be sent to the chair- 3 man of Peace Essay Committee. 1I2ss Kavansugh, 408 E. 5th St., Ch@- o nooga, by Sept. 1, 1922. She .ill i turn them over to a committee for 2 re-examining, and awarding of prize. i Peace Essay Committee. Mrs F. C, Tompkins, chairman; 11 Mrs. J. D. Weir, vice chairman; Mrs. d s Emery C. Lively, Mrs. Helen F. s Knolle, Mrs. MlcDiarmid, Mrs. A. O. Browne, Mrs. P. J. Friedrichs, Miss Mattie Mc6rath. Y o-- s Gen. Alfred Mouton Chapter U. D. n C. was orgaized in March, 1914 by e the State iOrganizer Mrs. I). C. P'ow -elI of Lake Charles. The same year in October we entertained the Con Svention of U. 1). C. andi United Con 'I federate Veterans. The Chapter has -been increasinc in iimembership ever v since, has a fod standig in the Lou r isiana I)ivision. During the (Conveln I tion it was decided that a monument , should lbe built in honor of Gen. Al e fred Mouton. We then begiaii th. , work of raising funds, hbt during the 4 years of the war this monument - work was laid aside to assist in the 4l Red C'oss work. Mrs. C('has. O. Mou s ton has been President since the or s ganization and during this last year k has worked unceasingly with the d help of the Chapter and the Louisiana t Division in raising the necessary 1 funds for the completion of the mon r ument. Our slogan is, "Paid in Full." I Three payments have been made and 3 we are working on the last so that on t April 8th we will have the great sat Sisfaction of saying, "Paid in Full." SMiss Mattie McGrath, chairman, Bat on Rouge; Mrs. Chas. O. Mouton, lo t cal chairman, Lafayette; Mrs. Chas. SGranger, New Orleans; Miss Doriska SGantreaux, New Orleans; Mrs. Peter SYouree, Shreveport; Mrs. Fred C. Kolman, New Orleans. LIFE OF GEN. ALFRED MOUTON. Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton was born at Opelousas, La., on the 18th day of February, 1929. He was the eldest son of Alexander Mouton and Zelia Dupre Rousseau. His father was the State's first Democratic and ninth Governor, also U. S. Senator. His mother was the daughter of a French gentleman named Rousseau, who emigrated to La., in his youth, was duly naturalized, married a daughter of Ex-Governor Jacques Du pre of Opelousas, La. His early education was obtained in Lafayette schools and in 1846 he was appointed Cadet at West Point in spite of the limited advantages to be obtained at the schools in those days, he held his own in corps of Cadets at that great military institution, grad uating therefrom in July 1850 at the age of 21 years. After lis grduatioan he served as second lieutenant in the 7th Batal lion U. S. A. until Sept. of the same year when he resigned his commission and came back home where he adop ted the pursuits of planter and sur r veyor. In 1852-53 he was assistant -building engineer of the N. 0. 0. and 1 G. W. R. R., now the Morgan La. and Texas R. R. and as such helped to survey the line of the railroad now passing through Lafayette. In 1852 he joined the State Militia and from that year to 1861 was Bri gadier General of the State forces. In 1861 when the war between the States broke out he recruited a com pany of volunteers from among his neighbors, friends and relatives and at the organization of the 18th Lou isiana Infantry he was elected its first Colonel on October 5, 1861. Shortly after this he was sent with his regiment to the army of Tennes see and assigned to a brigade of Lou isiana troops commanded by Brig. General Preston Pond and composed of 16th and 18th and 24th regiments and the Orleans Battalion. In the early spring of 1862 he with his splendid regiment received their baptism of fire at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River, and there it was that he first had the occasion to display his ability as a Military com mander. This was no great battle but it was none the less creditable for the raw recruits participating in it as they had the decided advantage over the enemy's Infantry and gunboats. April 6-7, 1862 the great and san guary' battle of Shiloh was fought. He led his Regiment with bravery and ability; he was wounded on the second day of the battle. On April 16th while yet suffering I from his wounds he was promoted Brigadier General. During the Red River campaign he opened by a mem orable charge the battle of Mansafeld on the 8th day of April, 1864 axd in the prime of his splendid matheod when only thirty-five years of age he gave his life in defense of his State, he fell dead on the bloody feld at the moment of victory. Previqus to his death he had risen to the rank of Major General. It can truly be said that the battle of Mansfield was won by Mouton's old Louisiana Brigade and Polignac's Texas Brigade, which. constituted Mouton's Division. General Mouton with all his military training and abil ity was not what is called a strict disciplinarian. He controlled them by i the confidence and affection he in spired. - o- Delegates who attended the Sixth District Annual Convention at Ham *mond were royally entertained and are enthusiastic over the charming Shospitality extended them by the citizens of that progressive city. Those attending from Baton Rouge were: Mrs. A. G. Reed, President; yMrs. Lee R. Harris, Mrs. A. R. Al !rMitton, Mrs. J. St. Clair Favrot, Mrs. W. B. Hatcher, Mrs. Elmo IBadley.. Mrs. Hlendrix. M ises Elizabeth De den ..Iattle B. McGrath and Daiaelu Badley. I- U. U). C. (ONVENTION. It The annual convention of the State 1 Division will take place in New r leans on May 2, ::, and Ith, and the e i three local chapters are preparing to it make this one of the most notah!e e conventions eveir given in the state. SA number of committees have been appointed and every arrangement is r being made for the convention. e Mrs. Charles Granger was elected a general chairman, Mrs. Fred C. Kol y man secretary and Mrs. W. S. 31c SDiarmid treasurer of the convention " at an enthusiastic meeting in the d Grunewald Cave last week. Another n meeting Wednesday afternoon result Sed in the naming of the following " committees: Ways and Means-Mrs. Fred Que rens, president of New Orleans Chap , ter No. 72; Mrs. Arthur Weber, pres a ident of Fitzhugh Lee Chapter; Mrs. r Hickey Friedrichs, president of Stone . wall Jackson Chapter. Hospitality Mrs. George D. Moore, chairman, Mrs. J. H. Page, vice-chairman; Mrs. George Denegre, Mrs. I. E. Kiefe, r. Mrs. E. M. Harnett, Mrs. John B. S Appleby, Mrs. H. H. Ward, Mrs. O. h Becknel. e Program - Miss Doriska Gau d treaux, chairman; Mrs. Florence C. r Tompkins, vice-chairman; Mrs. H. J. :Seiferth, Mrs, A. O. Browne, Mrs. J. Pinckney Smith, Mrs. Feeney Rice, Mrs. W. L. Goer, Mrs. C. Sissung. Entertainment-Mrs. W. A. Knolle, 'chairman; Mrs. W. S. Macdiarmid, Svice-chairman; Mrs. Frank Hurst, Mrs. O. J. Thibodeaux, Mrs. D. H. Walker, Mrs. E. M. Ray, Mrs. R. J. 1 Salatich, Mrs. Julia Grefer, Mrs. J. D. Bailey. i Decoration-Mrs. James Rainey, chairman; Mrs. Jerry Dickson, vice chairman; Mrs. Carrie Guion, Mrs. C. tJ. Richard, Mrs. S. S. Boniel, Miss - M. A. Dulaney, Miss T. Balleman, B Mrs. Walter Bienvenu, Miss Hilda Vona. s Badges--Mrs. Aug. Prudhommae, - chairman; Mrs. Ada Wakefield, vice e chairman; Mrs. L. E. Montegut, Mrs. " James Dinkins, Mrs. A. Byrnes, Mrs. - L. E. Jung, Mrs. S. O. McEnzie, Mrs. - J. A. Harral, Mrs. Kate Nichols. t Registration-Mrs. P. J. Fried d richs, chairman; Mrs. Virgie Wake field Strain, vice-chairman; Mrs. M. IBosworth, 'Mrs. S. D. McEnery, Mrs. V E. J. Graham, Mrs. H. Pitard, Mrs. A. L. Moore, Mrs. H. Claverie. Pages and Ushers-Mrs. William - Wakefield, chairman; Mrs. Jos. Rita * yik, vice-chairman; Mrs. M. P. Conn, B Miss Olive Carriere, Miss Dorothy - Stewart, Miss Zulma Prudhomme, I Miss M. Drumm, Miss J. Goldman, I Mrs. J. S. Borelli, Miss Mildred - Grube, Miss Stella Weber, Miss Irene t Dickson, Miss Grace Drumm, Mrs. Nathan Kohlman, Mrs. Hoffman I Douglas, Miss Russell Knolle, Mrs. - Edward L. Montegut, Miss E. Sou - penne, Miss S. Medina, Miss Nita * Walker. I Publicity-Mrs. E. Coates, chair i man; Mrs. J. D. Weir, vice-chairman; Miss Nina Harper, Mrs. Jos. Indest, 1 Mrs. Paul Msrquez, Mrs. Emery C. ' Lively, Mrs. P. R. Freret, Mrs. Lolila SLever Younge, Miss Stella Weber, t Mrs. L. Medina. ----'- Mrs. Arthur Weber of New Or leans, State President of the Louis I iana Division U. D. C., is the guest of ' Gen. McGrath and family. A recep ' tion will be tendered her by Henry ! Watkins Alien Chapter onFriday at . the Women's Club House ,at 4 o'clock to which are invited Joanna Waddill Chapter, the United Confederate Vet erans, Auxiliary American Legion. The members of the chapter are making every effort to make this a pleasant affair. A musical program under the direction of Mrs. Arthur Schutzman and Mrs. J. A. Anderson will be given. Mrs. Downing and children will leave on Saturday for her home in Covington, Ky., after. a visit of five months to relatives. BHer mother, Mrs. Carolyn, will accompany her and will remain the balance of the sum mer in Kentucky. Mrs. C. H. Rice left during the week ror a visit to her dauzhter. Miss Charlotte Rice who is teaching in Homer, La. Mrs. T. M. Hunter of Beaumont, Texas, has been ar appreciated vis itor here during the week. Farrnbacher Dry Goods Co. PHONE 1900 700-704 MAIN STREET IPHONE 1901 * //1* t 2 14 CA EASTER'S THRILLING APPROA CH finds this store ready with milady's every need IPresenting a comllplete assemlblage of newest fashions that you'll want for the Easter Parade and after. The Suits, tihe Capes, the Frock, and accessories, many having only just arrived-too, many show splendid prices concessions: All Suits Priced Less Capes and Coats Too a Third Less a Third--$25 up -with all that's authentically new and -your choice of any Cape or Coat mark smart to choose from-The Tallieur, Box ed $25 and higher, with a frock youre and Ripple models in the season's favored sure to need a wrap Easter, one most bl fabrics, Twills, Tricotines, Serges, Tweeds, ways does, and after as well. You can etc., with prices ranging from $15 to $85. choose the tailored or dressy models. It can be of Tricotine, Poiret Twill, Flannel Wonderful e25.00-30.00 ie in dark or bright sport shades, Frocks SPRE $79 Frocks E $17.95 Wool Sport Dresses also , -fluffy Taffetas, soft clinging Canton Marked a Third Off Crepes, cleverly styled, many being copied from much higher priced models. Basque -we've quite an assemblage of handsome and long waisted straight line models, light weight Flannel and French Wool with a touch of bright colored embroid- Crepe, its sport frocks we've marked a ery, a bunch of flowers, a rosette of con- THIRD OFF their former prices, straight trasting material cleverly placed, giving line Cape and Balero, some showing wide it that individuality women so much ad- silk girdles and fringe trimmings, priced mire. up to $60. Cleverest Inspirations --- These New Easter Hats -our display of Millinery shows not merely new hats, but Hats of typical originality and style, authorative modes that are designed by the smartest minds in the realm of Fashion, with inspiration of the truly Easter spirit. -there'e hats for every occasion with prices for every purse. j We have a wonderful collection of charming I Hats grouped at a special price-$5.0 0 C3leverly Styled Your Easter Footwear Blouses $3.95 is specially priced here -fashioned of fine Georgette and Crepe de Chines, over-blouse and $13.50 Hanan Oxfords-.$8.95 shirt styles, with Round necks, and -a woman's good-looking Brogue Oxford of fine Peter-Pan and Tuxedo collars, with copper tan calf, from Hanan and Sons; Iiand short three-quarter and long sleeves, somely perforated, has Cuban heels and Good handsomely beaded, embroidered silk year welt soles; reduced to $8.95. Braid and Lace trimmed. The tints, $10-$12 Strap Slippers.-$5.95 all the new colors as well as many -a woman's two-strap black kid and two-button combinations to be had; $5.95 is a one-strap brown suede Slipper, has plain vamp, special price, turn sole and baby Louis heel; choice $5.95. A $12.50 Strap Slipper-.4.95 -a Griffen and White brown satin cross-strap ped Slipper, also a Hanan patent kid tie. They have plain vamps, turn soles, full Louis heels, regularly $12.50 values, $4.95. $10 Walk-Over Oxford.-6.45 -a woman's Walk-Over Oxford of fihe copper tan calf; has plain stitched cap toe, Goodyear welt sole and Cuban heel; reduced to $6.45. 16-Button Length Milady's Finest . is Kayser Silk Gloves $1.98 To0 il e tri e 8 -long silk gloves are indispensible with the short sleeve' - oty's, PlVers, frock; here's Kayser's heaviest with double tipped fin t i ger in 16 button length at $1.98. Richard, Hudnut's, -to be had in silver, mastic tan, brown, navy, black and Kerkof's, Melba's, white. in Extracts, Toilet Women's Pure Thread Silk WaroFace and Sal Wayne Knit Hosiery, $1.50 chet Powdlers, Tad CaI, etc., in an as- -a new number we've only just received, all pure sill with a five inch elastic garter top of fine lisle with sortment of odors. doubled lisle toes and heel; can be had in Black, White, Cordovan, Copper Tan, and African Brown.